The stories that people shared on the Facebook page ranged from stories of candlelight ceremonies being held in remembrance of Reed to the different ways that he helped the many students that he crossed paths with.
A day after and my heart still hurts. I cannot wrap my head around the fact that, no matter what reason, someone could and would feel the need to take another life. Keith, you were an inspiration to both students and adults. You proved to all of us what the power of positive thinking, determination, and the love of family and friends can accomplish. You were a light to many who were lost but most importantly you were a great friend to all. I can still hear " Jeanne Behret......" as I walk down the corridor to your office. I can remember the laughter when we would just talk after school. But, most importantly I remember the compassion you had for those students who were misguided and how you wrapped yourself around them and helped them to make the better choices for their future. Keith-rest now. Although taken way to soon you will never be forgotten. My heartfelt condolences go out to his daughters, parents and siblings. I am so very sorry.
Keith Reed was Principal at S-E. He was loved by everyone here. I can recall the day that he came to the school after his accident. Many months later. All you heard for days was how great it was to see Mr. Reed back in school. The first day back after his accident, was amazing. The kids was so happy to have him back. To have this happen to a great man is unbelievable. Prayers and Thoughts are sent to his family and friends. To the Schools that he worked for. R.I.P. Mr. Keith Reed.
When I heard the news of Mr. Keith Reed yesterday my heart ached for his family. He was such a huge part of my childhood. I will always remember the time spent with him and his family. I babysat all three of his beautiful girls. I was at their house every day. Keith and Sharon were so wonderful to me and they always treated me like family. Keith even taught me how to drive. I will never forget the wonderful memories I have of him. His spirit will live on his girls; Katelynn, Megan, and Allison. Words cannot describe my overwhelmed sadness. This world will remember what a great person you were. Katelynn Olin, Megan, and Allison Reed you are in my hearts. I love you!
What a wonderful tribute! I grew up knowing all of Mr. Reed's family in Salamanca. My heart is broken for all of you. May he rest in peace knowing he was loved dearly and will be missed always.
My heart goes out to Mr. and Mrs. Reed. I don't know how any parent deals with such tragedy that this family has had to deal with. I am so sorry for your loss.
Keith is my dad. I can't even describe the sadness my family and I are feeling. All of the posts on here are a testament to how many people my dad has touched and helped throughout his life. It means so much to read your stories and listen to your memories of him. If you have any funny stories or memories of him please post them. I know he would want us to remember him by thinking of these memories. He had such an amazing sense of humor. Thank you for your love, support, and sharing your memories.
Mr Reed had a GENUINE concern for his students... Especially when I showed all the signs of spiraling downward, skipping school, getting into trouble all the times... ugh. What a pain I had been. He was concerned over my tattoos and piercings at such a young age... more so than my parent was obviously!!! Now being an adult with children of my own I can understand where he was coming from... He was truly a great man with a great heart... although many of us may not have thought so at the time... because let's face it, we were just a bunch of spoiled little know-it-all teens. Rest in Peace, Mr Reed!!! It was an HONOR to have you as a principal.
As I walked the halls of the school today, here are some of the testimonies I heard: "He loved all the kids...he knew most by name...he always high fived me...he had an open door policy and was always there when you needed to talk...he was such a great man...he was so fun...he was the best ever...he will be deeply missed...he was the most amazing superintendent ever..." As we remember & celebrate Mr. Reed, may we honor his life & thank God for blessing our school & community with such a wonderful man. We continue to pray for God's grace, peace and presence to be with students, teachers, the school, the community..."yea, though we walk through the valley of the shadow of death, we fear no evil-for you are with us, Lord, Your rod & staff comfort us..." (Psalm 23:4) Lord, pour out your comfort-be with us. Amen.